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Have you tried savory oats yet? It's a nice change-up from the sweet way oatmeal is typically served, plus you get a full serving of vegetables. Serve with hot sauce, if desired.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2018




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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add oats and stir for 1 minute. Add 4 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until creamy, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add collards along with the remaining 1/2 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar.

  • Stir cheese and salsa into the oatmeal. Serve with the collards, eggs and more salsa, if desired.


Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup collards & 1 egg
436 calories; protein 20.6g; carbohydrates 35.1g; dietary fiber 8.2g; sugars 2.8g; fat 24.7g; saturated fat 8.4g; cholesterol 213mg; vitamin a iu 5238.7IU; vitamin c 32.2mg; folate 162.5mcg; calcium 468.8mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 82.2mg; potassium 456.4mg; sodium 762.8mg.

2 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 medium-fat protein, 1 high-fat protein, 1 1/2 fat